Just don’t

Just don’t

Just say no! Just do it! Just in time! All mottos or sayings that we’ve read, used or heard hundreds of time. Memorable yes, within context but I want you to just say no to just. Often our female urge to minimize is apparent in our speech patterns. “I just wanted to...
Personal PR

Personal PR

Is a pushy co-worker messing with your #PersonalPR? A listener emailed Lisa Brandt on First Thing at CJBK asking about a colleague who habitually uses work time to socialize, preventing her from completing her job tasks. Listen here to learn how Lisa, Scott Pettigrew...
Shooting from the lip

Shooting from the lip

Have you been targeted by a bully or a troll on social media? Or are you a bully who targets others . . . need to think about that last one? You couldn’t be a bully, right? You’re a nice person? Well if you make provocative statements meant to pull someone into a...

Personal PR

What do you say when you’re in a group and the conversation turns a bit ugly? People start making derogatory remarks about others of different races or gender identifications or sexual preferences. They start disparaging others with no regard to the general feeling of...

Personal PR

Summer time means time to be out and about in our yards and interacting with neighbours can be a bit dicey from time to time. What do you say to a neighbour with a constantly barking dog? How do you handle it if your neighbour complains about your dog? The guys next...

Personal PR

London’s mayoral issues aren’t over. After a run of at least three mayors – Dianne Haskett, Anne Marie Decicco-Best and Joe Fontana – have all ended up in front of the press trying to explain themselves and their actions to the electorate. Each did so in his or her...

Personal PR

We write an email and hit send; the person receives it and responds with the info we need . . . or not. Cyberspace is a strange place; we commit important documents, our schedules and lots of other necessary elements of modern life to it and then sit back and wait....

Personal PR

Since you’re the centre of the universe, it’s fine that you stop in the middle of a street, a grocery aisle or even at the top of the elevator to text  . . . right? Have you ever seen any one pedexting (sometimes called wexting) and run into another person walking in...

Personal PR

Are you a Social Media oversharer? Or do you find it annoying when others are posting 50 times a day? From slicing up those who have to share daily pictures of their breakfast to decrying FB users who have to slag others or whine all the time, Mike Stubbs and I talk...

Personal PR

Parents arguing on the playground; hockey parents yelling at refs; a couple getting into it at the grocery story – What do you say when you feel compelled to intercede in a public display of anger or angst.   I talk with Al Coombs on CJBK – when he was stepping...